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Iowa DOT warns of wintry conditions on New Year's Eve

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AMES (KWWL) -- Wintry conditions could make travel treacherous in Iowa over the next few days.  A mix of rain, freezing rain and snow are forecast for the state over the next 48 hours. The Iowa Department of Transportation is preparing for the heaviest amounts of snowfall to occur in the northwest corner of the state. As much as 8 inches of snow is forecast for Friday in an area northwest of a line stretching from Little Sioux to Cherokee to the Minnesota border.  Colder air is expected to filter across the west late this afternoon and evening, allowing wet surfaces to freeze. Bridges, overpasses, ramps and shaded areas will freeze first, and ice may not be easily visible or expected.   This prolonged winter event also involves a second weather system expected to move into the state Friday. This system is anticipated to be more potent and may arrive at a time when many Iowans will be out celebrating New Year's Eve.  For the latest Iowa road conditions, click here or call 511.

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